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Comment Period for Federal Overtime Rule Opens

Sunday, August 13, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Gregg Robertson
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DOL LogoWASHINGTON, D.C. - The new federal overtime rule proposed by the Obama Administration that would have doubled the mandatory salary at which employees must be paid overtime, was stopped when a Texas Federal judge issued a temporary injunction halting implementation of the rule nine days before it was due to go into effect December 1, 2016. 

The Department of Justice (DOJ) said in a brief on June 30 to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that the DOL intends to revisit the $47,476 per-year ($913 per-week) salary limit set by the rule through new rulemaking. At his confirmation hearing in March, secretary of Labor Acosta said the salary threshold for overtime exemption should be raised from the current $23,660 to "somewhere around $33,000."

What Do You Think of the Overtime Rule?

On June 27, DOL requested approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to issue a request for Information (RFI) to gather public input on the overtime rule. On July 27, 2017 the RFI was published in the Federal Register. Click here to go to the RFI to submit your comments on the overtime rule. The comment period ends on September 25, 2017.

For a summary of the Obama Administration’s overtime rule, click here.


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